ponderosa pine

noun
pon·​der·​o·​sa pine | \ ˌpän-də-ˈrō-sə- How to pronounce ponderosa pine (audio) , -zə- \

Definition of ponderosa pine

: a tall pine (Pinus ponderosa) of western North America with long needles usually in groups of two or three also : its strong reddish straight-grained wood

Examples of ponderosa pine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To illustrate the point, Kling points to data extracted from a ponderosa pine that started growing in 1583. Arkansas Online, 26 Nov. 2021 At the time, Klamath managed one of the largest ponderosa pine forests in Oregon, and was one of the wealthiest tribes in the nation. Meghan Sullivan, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Dec. 2021 The historic gold mining town, population 200, is in the midst of a ponderosa pine forest about 27 miles west of Baker City. oregonlive, 2 Dec. 2021 To illustrate the point, Kling points to data extracted from a ponderosa pine that started growing in 1583. Arkansas Online, 26 Nov. 2021 This is very common for ponderosa pine that are in direct contact with water from sprinkler systems, as the water causes the tannins (brown/orange coloration) to leach from the bark, leaving them bleached. oregonlive, 18 July 2021 To illustrate the point, Kling points to data extracted from a ponderosa pine that started growing in 1583. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 Nov. 2021 On a recent morning before wildfire smoke shrouded the valley, Mr. Colbenson walked through a grove of ponderosa pine, the forest floor dappled with sunlight and patches of green grass and shrubs. Martin Kuz, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Oct. 2021 Schultz Creek Trail presents a constant but moderate climb that begins in ponderosa pine forests that gradually merge with fir and spruce as the path approaches its higher elevations. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 16 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of ponderosa pine

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ponderosa pine

New Latin ponderosa, specific epithet of Pinus ponderosa, from Latin, feminine of ponderosus ponderous

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25 Jan 2022

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“Ponderosa pine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ponderosa%20pine. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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